National Poetry Month
Initiated in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is currently the largest world-wide literary celebration. It encourages booksellers, libraries, poets, publishers, and schools to promote the importance of poetry and its significance to society and culture. Mississippi State University Libraries is participating in the festivities this year, and we hope our events and programs inspire you to celebrate poetry in April and throughout the year!
By celebrating Poetry Month, Mississippi State University Libraries hopes to promote poetry by:
- exploring the legacy and achievements of American poets,
- promoting poetry readings,
- helping teachers bring poetry into their classrooms,
- increasing awareness of poetry in local and national media outlets,
- advocating for increased publication and distribution of poetry books, and
- supporting poets and poetry.
Collections in this community
(The StreetcarCollege of Arts and SciencesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors CollegeUniversity LibrariesThe Writing Center, 2020-04)